Level three sex offender address change

A risk level three sex offender changed addresses on Monday, Oct. 12.

According to a release from the Bemidji Police Department, Jeffrey Thomas Ballek, 54, moved to the 600 block of 4th St. NW.

The fact sheet says that 20 years ago, Ballek was arrested for engaging in sexual contact against two known, female children. Six years ago, Ballek was found by law enforcement to be in possession of child pornography.

Ballek has served the sentence imposed on him by the court and is not wanted by police at this time.

The Bemidji Police Department is releasing this information pursuant to statute, to inform communities of a pubic registrant’s address.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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